Archive for the 'Covers' Category
N.W.A, both the actual founding members (well, two of them at least) and their on-screen counterparts, grace the cover of this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter. The industry trade spoke with all 4 surviving members of the group about the new biopic Straight Outta Compton, the long road they took to get it greenlit and the murder charge Suge Knight picked up during the filming of a promo clip in Compton.
Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, both integral members of the group and hands-on producers of the film, opened up about the multiple incarnations of the script and the early struggles to get the notoriously wary Hollywood establishment on board with such a controversial story. Writer Tatiana Siegel also spoke with Cube’s son (who plays him in the film) about filling his famous father’s shoes, and director F.Gary Gray on how he got inside the minds of the group members.
On the Suge incident, after explaining that he wasn’t on set at the time, Dre offers:
“I heard about it over the phone. Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn’t have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It’s crazy that this happened during the f—ing filming of the commercial.”
“It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” says Dre. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.”
Read the full profile here and catch Straight Outta Compton in theaters on August 14th.
Mr. West graces one of the covers of GQ‘s new Most Stylish Men Alive issue. Kanye is joined on the twenty slot list by the likes of Jay Z, A$AP Rocky, Ryan Gosling and Russell Westbrook. Check out the full list here.
Kanye also joins Ricardo Tiscci and of Givenchy and Kendall Jenner on the new Vogue Japan cover, check that out below.
DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Tink, Vince Staples and fan selection Kidd Kidd of G-Unit are the 10 MC’s filling out XXL’s 2015 Freshman class. The magazine will be rolling out freestyles, interviews and more from the group over the next several weeks, so be on the look out for that and check out some behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot below.
Rocky is the cover boy on this week’s issue of Billboard. You can go here to check out a preview of the cover story before it drops this Friday, but the main takeaways are that Rocky isn’t really into the Kendrick album, Mark Ronson has been revealed as a contributor to Rocky’s new album ALLA and that album now has a confirmed release date of May 12th.
UPDATED: Read the cover story here. He speaks on the loss of Yams, dabblingw with psychedelics, his character in the film Dope, and more. He also played some new tracks from ALLA for writer Dorian Lynskey:
Rocky clicks his trackpad and fires up a Ronson production based on an interpolation of “In a Broken Dream,” a 1972 hit by Rod Stewart and Python Lee Jackson. Like the other songs he plays, featuring Danger Mouse and an unknown British singer-guitarist named Joe Fox, it’s gorgeous, slurred, reflective and audaciously psychedelic.
Meek Mill and Rozay grace the cover of the new Spring 2015 issue of XXL. In the cover story he speaks on his 2014 prison bid, his new relationship with Nicki Minaj and the Dreams Worth More Than Money LP. The issue also features pieces with Marshawn Lynch, Rae Sremmurd, Action Bronson and MURS and Tech N9ne, and should be on newsstands shortly.
UPDATE: According to Revolt, Meek’s album will be out on the 14th. See below.